Auto Body Repair

Auto Body Repair

In the global automotive repair industry, there is a growing demand for qualified auto body technicians. In this course, students are taught non-structural analysis, damage repair, and welding. Students work with a variety of materials, using metal finishing and body filling techniques to prepare surfaces and repair panels. In addition, students practice shop safety and gain career skills.

Courses, Credit and Certifications

High School Credit

Students receive up to 3 high school elective credits each year for successful completion of the program. Passage of the certification exam will award the student 2 student-verified elective credits, one of which can be substituted for a verified credit in either science or history.


NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology exam

Class State Code Duration Grades Dual Enrollment Credential(s) AM or PM
Auto Body Technology I & II 8679


1 year 10-12 ASE Student Certifications, I-CAR AM


Education Pathways

Germanna Community College

  • Automotive Diagnostician
  • Automotive Technician (Career Studies Certificate)

Reynolds Community College

  • Applied Science, A.S.
  • Diesel Mechanics Technology,  A.A.S.

Old Dominion University

  • Motorsports Engineering Technology, B.S.

Career Pathways

  • Career Opportunity: Auto Body Technician
    Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.
  • National Wage Average: $40,320.00
  • Virginia Wage Average: $47,300.00
  • Projected Job Growth in Virginia: +13.3%
  • Career Opportunity: Automotive Body & Glass Repairers
    Restore, refinish, & replace vehicle bodies & frames, windshields, & window glass.
  • National Wage Average: $39,888.00
  • Virginia Wage Average: $53,030.00
  • Projected Job Growth in Virginia: +9%
  • Career Opportunity: Claims Adjuster, Examiner, & Investigators
    Evaluate insurance claims.  They decide whether an insurance company must pay a claim and if so, how much.
  • National Wage Average: $63,060.00
  • Virginia Wage Average:
  • Projected Job Growth in Virginia: +3%

Portrait of Ron Moore

Instructor: Ron Moore

Mr. Moore is the new instructor for Auto Body Technology I, II, & III.  He has taught Collision Repair for twelve years, most recently at Mercer County Career Center in Mercer, Pennsylvania, but also at Marshall Academy (Fairfax County Public Schools), H. Council Trenholm States Technical College (Montgomery, Alabama), and Nashville Auto Diesel College (Nashville, Tennessee).